Milo Armadillo by Jan Fearnley

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Tallulah’s present is not what she asked for. And it’s not what the other kids have. Would she be better off without him?

When no one can find a pink fluffy rabbit to buy for Tallulah on her birthday, Grandma gets creative with her knitting needles. But the surprise Tallulah lifts out of the box is not a rabbit, it’s a pink fluffy . . . thing, named Milo Armadillo. He’s athletic, musical, and great for sharing adventures, but Tallulah’s friends say he’s funny-looking. What can poor Milo do to make Tallulah happy? With humor, poignancy, and a nod to the out-of-the-ordinary, this sweet story shows that if you can’t be with the one you want, you can definitely love the armadillo you’re with.

About Jan Fearnley

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Jan Fearnley is the author-illustrator of JUST LIKE YOU and the illustrator of MOMMY, DO YOU LOVE ME? by Jeanne Willis. She lives in Surrey, England.
Published December 22, 2009 by Candlewick. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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As Tallulah and Milo get to know each other, the little girl cannot help comparing the armadillo unfavorably to a rabbit: “Rabbits jump higher.” Milo really wants to make his little girl happy, so he tries getting a makeover and wearing a costume.

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Or as the Buddhists would say: Tallulah's attachment to having a pink fluffy rabbit hinders her from accepting and appreciating Milo Armadillo for all he is.

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A Patchwork of Books

Three books I love: Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Love that Dog Educating Esme.

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